A Keepsake Afghan For Baby “E” and Daily Snippets

With my due date moving ever closer, I have been making a few things for Baby “E” instead of buying everything!  Burp cloths, changing table covers, snuggly blankets and finally a keepsake afghan.  Making isn’t always (ever?)  cheaper than buying, but it’s worth it to use up some of the supplies I already have and to entertain myself while I wait patiently for her arrival.  Since finishing this afghan, I have made another for my 3 year-old son who loves soft blankies.  Every night he would sleep with the blankie-in-progress, which melted my heart, of course!  This afghan is a quick project and great for newer crocheters.  It’s essentially a giant granny square made using my favorite yarn for babies, Bernat Blanket Yarn .  I have improved the pattern since making this first one and will be sharing soon!



Using 2 balls, each 300 grams, I was able to make this afghan and had a little extra left over in each color.  It’s so soft and durable that it’s perfect for items that will need to be washed again and again.


Good morning, sunshine!

Lately we’ve been tackling projects around the house, building a chicken coop, dyeing yarn for a shop update in early May and working through new homeschool materials (yay for Saxon Math 1!!).  We had a chance to go mushroom hunting this morning and found quite a few big guys out in the woods!  Here was the first find of the day:


Grandpa loves helping the kids spot the big ones!

My sweet Oakley helped clean and soak them all when we got home.  So blessed to have her!

Easter Sunday I accidentally slept in until 10:30, so we didn’t make it to the morning service but had a nice lunch with family and made it to evening church.  The kids looked cute but went straight for the mud after lunch!  Elijah and Silas love to find worms for the chickens.

Elijah was already holding a worm… 🙂

We also got to visit a new litter of kittens, so sweet and soft.  Sadly, pregnant cats are dropped off so frequently where my dad stores grain and works on farm/trucking equipment that it isn’t uncommon to find a newcomer here.  The poor mama was so hungry we could hear her crying from far away.  We brought her food and water and took a peek at her sweet litter!

My littles on the farm.

 In the meantime, I’ll be doing some more spring cleaning/crazy nesting and finishing up my Sweet Treats QAL quilt!  I can’t wait to share my adorable sashing/border fabric that’s on its way to Sunny Day Supply all the way from Japan.  Hope your spring is going great, too!

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